With election season heating up, the tendency to turn political issues into material for sermons only grows. Yair Rosenberg reports on a different kind of preaching from the bimah and talks with a number of rabbis about their approach.
It’s an old controversy. For many decades, rabbis have debated the place of politics in American Jewish life. For some, Jewish texts become irrelevant if they are not made to speak directly to the pressing issues of the day. For others, the tradition is made superfluous when it becomes near indistinguishable from a particular political platform or party.
It’s a great read. Check it out here.